Ride sharing app Uber has launched a motorbike hailing service to take a bite into the popular mode of transportation.
UberBoda will go head to head with Taxify’s Boda and Uganda’s Safeboda launched in March and April this year respectively.
“We are excited about the launch of UberBoda in Nairobi. We will continue to invest our technology in products like UberBoda that seek to support local businesses while providing another safe, reliable and convenient choice for passengers,” said Vice President for Uber in Europe Middle East and Africa, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty.
UberBoda customers will be required to part with a base fare of Sh55 and an additional Sh14 for every kilometre travelled. The shortest journey costs Sh60. Per minute charges do not apply.
Taxify Boda users are billed a base fare of Sh30 and an additional Sh15 for extra kilometres. The shortest ride costs Sh50. per minute charges of Sh3 apply.
Safeboda is available in select localities including Westlands, Parklands, Mbagathi Way, Madaraka, Lavington, Upper Hill, Kilimani, Kileleshwa and Riverside. Customers using this service pay a base fare of Sh25 and additional Sh30 for every kilometre. The shortest ride costs Sh30 with a Sh1 per minute charge
UberBoda drivers will undergo a compulsory road safety training after which they receive a reflective jacket and helmet for both driver and passenger.